Battery life showing 100% charged & only 3hrs of run time in Acer CBV514 Vero

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willrogers
willrogers Member Posts: 1 New User

Just purchased Acer CBV514 Vero and finished fully charging before 1st use. To my surprise the battery shows blue light and 100% but only 3hrs run time.

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  • Puraw
    Puraw ACE, Member Posts: 9,625 Trailblazer
    edited April 5 Answer ✓
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    3 hours battery life, even for a new battery, is normal if you use Best Performance Power Plan, max. display refresh rate, have the screen brightness set to 100%, are browsing online and run several programs at the background. Laptop reviews that test battery lifespan keep all these options disabled and screen brightness set at 20% to get a maximum rating of 8-10 hours (not realistic-sales pitch). If you have USB devices and external monitors connected that will also reduce the battery life drastically.

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  • Puraw
    Puraw ACE, Member Posts: 9,625 Trailblazer
    edited April 5 Answer ✓
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    3 hours battery life, even for a new battery, is normal if you use Best Performance Power Plan, max. display refresh rate, have the screen brightness set to 100%, are browsing online and run several programs at the background. Laptop reviews that test battery lifespan keep all these options disabled and screen brightness set at 20% to get a maximum rating of 8-10 hours (not realistic-sales pitch). If you have USB devices and external monitors connected that will also reduce the battery life drastically.